(June 14, 2015) The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour stopped by Hunting Hawk Golf Club in Glen Allen, VA this weekend to host the Richmond Junior Challenge. Despite a small field size, competition was fierce throughout the weekend producing some exciting golf. Both Saturday and Sunday consisted of sunny skies and blistering heat which was favorable for the players. Winners in each division will receive an exemption into the 2015 Tour Championship December 5-6, 2015, the top 3 in each division will receive an exemption into the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational at Chateau Elan June 20-22, 2015, and the top 10 finishers receive points towards year end honors which include state teams, ALL HJGT teams, and the Hurricane Cup.
Despite grueling hot and humid conditions this weekend at Hunting Hawk Golf Club, the Boy’s 15-18 division produced some impressive scores. Trey Razzetti of Glen Allen, VA came out on top with a two day total of 143, -1. Razzetti started out hot on day one going three under par through his first five holes. Razzetti finished the day with an impressive eight birdies and a 69, -3. Razzetti didn’t have quite the start to his round on day two as he had on day one but recorded nine straight pars on the back nine to shoot a 74, +2 on his way to a four stroke victory. Clifford Foster V of Richmond, VA and Adam Hade of Glen Allen, VA both took second place this weekend with a two day total of 147, +3. On day one Hade was able to shoot an even par 72 by recording 14 pars on the day and Foster V was able to record a 75, +3. On day two Foster V was able to record an even par 72 to put himself into a tie for second with Hade who recorded a 75, +3 on the day. After an exciting couple days of low scores, Razzetti was able to claim the Boy’s 15-18 division at Hunting Hawk.
In the Girl’s 15-18 division, a small field size was won by Abigail Vietmeier from Pittsburgh, PA. Vietmeier won by 14 shots with a two day total score of 181, +37. Vietmeier recorded a 94, +22 on day one and held a 6 shot lead. Vietmeier was able to finish strong on the back nine on day one getting par on both long par 5’s on that side. On the second day Vietmeier recorded an impressive three birdies to help her shoot an 87, +15. Coming in second place this weekend was Lilly Dunning, a native of Wilmington, OH with a two day total of 195, +51. After a tough front nine Dunning was able to put together a couple of pars and a birdie on 16 to finish strong on day one. Dunning shot a 100, +28 on the day. On day two Dunning got off to a good start and was able to record four pars on the front nine on her way to a 95, +23, but was unable to overcome Vietmeier’s impressive performance, the latter of whom won the division at the Richmond Junior Challenge.
In the Boy’s 13-14 division the field size was also small, consisting of three players, but nonetheless featured some intense competition. Two of the players in the division played each other very close the entire weekend, Nick Mclelland of Glen Allen, VA and Carter Keller of Lynchburg, VA. Keller came out on day one and held his own by shooting an 85, +13 in which only a few hole gave him problems. Mclelland started his day one out on a strong note by rolling in a birdie putt on his second hole of tournament, but came back down to earth and finished his day with an 84, +12 and a one stroke lead going into the final round. Keller improved on his day one performance by shooting an 82, +10 in the final round, including a birdie on the tenth hole, to give him a two day score of 167, +23. Mclelland’s slight lead going into the final round ended up being the difference as he and Keller fought head to head, with Mclelland matching Keller’s day two score of 82, +10 giving him a two day score of 166, +22 and the victory at the difficult Hunting Hawk Golf Club. Weather: Day 1- Low of 85 to High of 95, sunny, winds 5-10 MPH Day 2- Low of 80 to High of 95, sunny, winds 0-5 MPH Tournament Yardages: Boys 15-18- 6681 yards Boys 13-14- 6141 yards Girls 15-18- 5602 yards About us:
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2008 with the intent of providing junior golfers between the ages of 11-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. Golfers who participate on the tour will compete in one of four age divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, Girls 15-18, and Girls 11-14. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, the HJGT administers events all across the nation, with stops in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Connecticut. For more information regarding the 2014 HJGT Tour, please visit our website at www.hjgt.org, call the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour headquarters at (904) 379-2697, or email firstname.lastname@example.org #TheHurricaneDifference